Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Andy Thompson has praised the club’s medical team for getting Jonny Castro Otto back in the first-team picture, as the Spaniard is a huge player for Nuno Espirito Santo.

The 26-year-old returned against Leicester City after six months on the sidelines following an ACL injury sustained last season.

Jonny was handed 45 minutes against the Foxes, and another 45 minutes in the FA Cup defeat to Southampton last Thursday.

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He stayed on a little longer against the Saints in the Premier League on Sunday before being substituted again, and it seems all is going well with the plan to get him back to full fitness.

Since coming back, the £15 million star (BBC Sport) has been great for Wolves.

There have not actually been too many signs of rust which is a major positive, and former full-back Thompson is under no illusion how important he is to the side.

 

He told the Express & Star: “He just shows you the quality he’s got, with the way he goes about things and his positional sense as well.

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“The medical staff did a brilliant job getting him back in as soon as they did

“He’s put the work in to get back as soon as possible. So, he’s one of the big players for Wolves.

“We needed him back as he brings so much quality to the team.”

Early signs good over Jonny

Jonny has looked really good in his three appearances since coming back.

He hasn’t seemed off the pace at all, and his return could be absolutely key for Wolves who are wanting to finish the season strongly after their recent struggles.

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